Purple and silver earrings

I love purple. I never use the whole batch of beads immediately, but this was the closest I’ve got to it. I had a string of these purple dyed agate beads, perfect for earrings. This is just one of the pairs, but I’ve made about six or seven pairs (some of which I often wear). The wire is silver plated nickel-free one, and the small beads are natural howlite. Available on Etsy.

Purple agate oval pendant

Normally I don’t like “wavy” beads, but I misunderstood the information in the store and ordered them, because I thought they were straight. No harm, though, as they’re high quality and have a nice colour. It’s hard to match them with anything, so I thought it would be best to go with neutral beads this time: grey labradorite and white howlite. I quite like how it came out. Available on Etsy.

Fluorite and silver teardrop pendant

I have these beautiful fluorite drop-shaped beads, but I’m always afraid that they will crack while I wrap them. I don’t know why, because it happens with agate rather than fluorite. This one has beautiful purple and green stripes. I used amethyst beads and non-tarnish silver plated wire, which in this case looks ok. Available on Etsy.

Personal agate pendant

About a year ago I’ve got two beautiful side drilled dyed stones (possibly agate) from my friend Gosia (as well as some round amethyst beads, as seen on the top of the picture). I didn’t have an idea what to make of them, but since I’ve been wrapping teardrop beads, I figured I could use the same wrapping. This is just one of the two stones. Notice how the colour changed during all this time, …

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Purple agate gothic pendant

Another beautiful deep purple bead. At first I wanted to make this pendant symmetrical, but then I decided to add a non-symmetrical centre, because the one I was coming up with was boring. I used some opalite and black agate beads for decoration. Also, I’m really a fan of a chain, especially double chain dangling from anything wearable. Available on Etsy.  

Pink and purple Cthulhu

I’ve had several requests for Cthulhu pendants in other colours that I usually make and certainly different that Cthulhu is supposed to be (which is green). The explanation was that a powerful creature like this would be able to transform itself and appear in any colour it liked. Fair enough, I’ve got wire in many colours :> So here’s a purple and a pink Cthulhu. The pink one is made with a pale pinkish lampwork …

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Labradorite, opalite and dyed agate – two pendants

After my opalite and garnet pendant was successful (although it was supposed to be a bracelet in the beginning), I’ve decided to use this pattern further and try different wire and stone combinations with it. I was only limited by the kind of headpins I had, as they only come in a limited range of colours. These are my favourite ones so far: opalite + blue agate + labradorite, and purple agate + opalite + …

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Double sided purple agate pendant

The wire that looks silver is actually light grey. You can see the difference between it and the silver plated chain on the bottom, it’s slightly darker. I thought that another shade of neutral wire will be nice and can give more possibilities. The agate bead is dyed in purple, and has some interesting banding on both sides, so I made the pendant double sided. It looks quite unusual, even for my creations. It’s slightly …

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Shop update – some new gothic hearts

Go to the gothic section of my shop, you’ll see some new gothic heart pendants, which I have listed just now. Just to let you know, they’re there! I’d like to feature this one, though, because it’s unusual, that I find the same shade of glass AND the wire (except when it’s black or silver), coming from two different sources. I’ve been using these purple beads for steampunk and goth pendants for a while, but …

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